Application Deadline: D.E. Shaw Winter 2022 Fellowship


Monday, November 22, 2021 (All day)



Sophomores: Apply Here

"Since 2016, the D. E. Shaw group has hosted fellowship programs for students interested in learning from diverse, talented leaders who are at the top of their fields. If you have demonstrated passion in your academic or professional pursuits and are curious to learn about our firm, we encourage you to apply—no finance knowledge is required!

We believe that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment drives creativity, productivity, and ultimately, performance. The diversity of our employees—who they are and how they think—is a significant factor in our success. More importantly, we believe that building a firm that better reflects the diversity of the world in which we live and work is simply the right thing to do. We are dedicated to ensuring all employees—across gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, life experience, and more—feel welcome and empowered to do their best work at the D. E. Shaw group.

Over the course of three days, intellectually curious students participate in unique educational opportunities that provide them with exposure to what we do at the D. E. Shaw group. Fellows participate in interactive case studies, seminars led by visiting professors, and sessions with our analysts. We typically host fellows at our New York City headquarters, though the program is currently virtual. Fellows receive a stipend for their participation, and our in-person fellowships also cover travel and accommodations.

How to Apply

Candidates must submit an online application that includes the following:

  • resume or CV that includes the candidate’s GPA, course of study, and any record of achievement or distinction
  • transcript (an unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • self-nomination in which candidates should describe their interest in the opportunity and/or what makes them a compelling applicant (150 words or less)

Candidates may optionally submit:

  • An academic or professional recommendation: In 150 words or less, the recommender (e.g., professor, teaching assistant, professional supervisor) should describe the candidate's qualifications for the fellowship. Recommendations can be submitted separately from the rest of the online application, in which case the recommender should send the written statement directly to with the candidate's full name and the name of the fellowship in the subject line." 


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